Why study agriculture & environmental science?

If you have an interest in the natural, physical and biological sciences, enjoy variety in a working day, and see shared global challenges as opportunities, then a career in agriculture and environmental science is how you can shape the world.

We offer authentic practical and field experience by drawing on Tasmania’s unique living laboratory, easy access to World Heritage and wilderness areas, our University farm, marine environments, and geological diversity. The University of Tasmania offers a location for learning that goes beyond the classroom, preparing you to apply your knowledge in your future career.

Our research disciplines of agriculture, geography, spatial and environmental sciences are listed among the best in the world (QS World University Rankings), and the University of Tasmania also has close links with Australia’s outstanding agriculture industry through the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. We’re proud to offer our exceptional research connections and achievements to ensure your study experience is supported by the latest research and innovation, plus delivers national and global networking opportunities, so you graduate truly ready to shape the world.

Now is the perfect time to begin, or advance, your career in agriculture in Tasmania. If you have a picture in your head of shearing sheep, milking cows or growing crops – think again. There is far more to 21st century agriculture than meets the eye!

Careers in agriculture & environmental science

The broad, multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills delivered by degrees in agriculture and environmental science create career opportunities that span science, business, tourism, planning, design, government, and more.

The global population is projected to grow 40% by 2050. Sustaining this growing global population, while safeguarding our natural resources for the future, is now the most pressing issue facing the world.

We produce graduates prepared and enthusiastic to tackle these complex challenges. People who are helping ensure a sustainable future for our natural and built environments, who are creating new industries and driving technological innovation, and who are passionate about their careers, wherever they happen to be.

Our graduates are shaping the world on a state, national and international level, finding exciting careers throughout all sectors of government, as well as private industries and not-for-profit organisations.

If you’re not sure where your future career will take you, don’t worry! The great thing about studying Agriculture and Environmental Science related degrees is the career options are incredibly diverse. You can start by following a passion, or trying something new. Either way, our lecturers will help you discover (or confirm) your chosen career path through exposure to their long standing and strong collaborative links with the scientific and business communities, demonstrating firsthand the huge range of opportunities in front of you.

Career options

  • Agricultural economist
  • Agronomist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Botanist
  • Coastal risk manager
  • Communicator/education officer
  • Eco-tourism operator
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geologist
  • Geospatial analyst
  • Horticulturist
  • International agricultural aid
  • Microbiologist
  • Mining consultant
  • Natural resources manager
  • Plant scientist
  • Researcher
  • Rural finance counsellor
  • Soil scientist
  • Spatial scientist
  • Surveyor
  • Sustainability officer
  • Urban and environmental planner
  • Viticulturist

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